Trips and Events

Raglan via the back roads!

It was time to head away on another mini-adventure. While not necessarily looking for narly trails, I did want to at least get off tar-seal. So, after a bit of research online, I decided on a trip down to Raglan via Port Waikato.

A trip to Hot Water Beach in the Defender

Two of my oldest and very best friends have long worked at holiday camps. Previously the Parkiri Beach Holiday Camp, and more previously, the Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. For many, many years I have tried to regularly escape Auckland out to see them, and in the last few, the girls have been coming along as well.

SIKA SHOW 2016 – From the perspective of an overseas visitor

Sika Show is fast becoming one of the “pilgrimage shows” that I have to attend annually in New Zealand. My wife and I will make the long journey from either North East China, or from Singapore, to...

Toddler Tramping – Arataki Nature Trail

We didn't quite make it last time - so this weeks walk was the Arataki Nature Trail - a short walk that features an excellent opportunity to identify several of New Zealand's most common trees right next to each other.

My new tramping partner

Took my little girl out for our first bush walk. We had been out before - but only around Mt Albert and Western Springs - this was the first decent walk with here in the backpack.
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